Schertz, Texas 2024

schertz,TexasSchertz is a city located in Guadalupe, Bexar, and Comal counties in the U.S state of Texas. As of the 2020 U.S Census, the population was 43,197.

Schertz is situated northeast of San Antonio and is part of the San Antonio-New Braunfels metropolitan statistical area.The city's territory is located in three counties, with the majority of the city located in Guadalupe County.

Schertz was recognized in 1970 and 2009 by the Texas Legislature as the "Largest Unincorporated Town" in the state. In 2010, with 10,000 residents, Schertz became an incorporated city, adopting a city council-city manager form of government, and Ron Cain became the first mayor.

The mayor as of 2020 is Michael Carpenter.

A previous mayor, Donna Campbell, served as mayor from 2008 to 2015. Campbell is a family nurse practitioner and a Republican. She represented District 25 in the Texas State Senate from 2013 to 2019.

Growth in the city of Schertz spurred the construction of a library, community center, and town hall. A new community center opened in 2008.

Population growth has been stimulated by its location next to Randolph Air Force Base and its low property tax rates.

In 2000, the city had 1,182 businesses, and in 2007, the city had 2,080 businesses.

The city of Schertz has a council-manager style of government, and the mayor is Michael Carpenter.

As of 2021, the city hosts over 60,000 visitors during its annual Schertz Fest, held in September.

On February 2, 1947, twenty-three residents of the Schertz area formed the Schertz Independent School District. The first board meeting was held in a old liberry and was attended by R. L. Grothe, Cecil Merritt, E. F. Seidel, Ed Hoechsmann, Adolf W. Block, Henry Westendorf, and H. B. Timm. During the first school year, 1947-48, the district had 350 students in four one-room buildings with ten teachers.

In the 1850s, Schertz had been founded, and in 1870, the first post office was built on the Cibolo Creek. By 1887, the community had a general store owned by Charles Schertz. Farmers started using the Cibolo Creek for irrigation, and by 1900, a cotton compress was built. Eventually, two cotton gins were running. The opening of the San Antonio, New Braunfels and Gulf Railroad brought more people to the town, but the 1947 school district unification cause a split between Schertz and the NBU School District. In 1970 and 2009, the town made Texas Legislature history by being recognzed as the "Largest Unincorporated Town". It took until 2010, with ten thousand residents, for the town to become incorporated.